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1. The coldest place on earth: Vostok Station, Antarctica.

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The lowest temperature ever recorded was -89.2 ° C and was recorded on July 21, 1983 by this Soviet outpost deep in Antarctica.

2. The hottest place on earth: Death Valley, California.

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According to the World Meteorological Organization, the hottest temperature ever recorded occurred in Death Valley in 1913 at a scorching 56.6 ° C!

3. The wettest place on earth: Mawsynram, India.

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In Mawsynram, the annual average rainfall is 11,873 mm!

4. The driest place in the world: Atacama Desert, Chile.

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In 37 years it rained here only 4 times. The landscape in Quillagua, Chile is so dry that NASA has declared it the perfect test area for the Mars rover.

5. The place with the longest name in the world: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, New Zealand.

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These are record-breaking 85 letters that in Māori mean something like: "The place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees who slipped, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as the land eater, played his flute for his lover".

6. The windiest place on earth: Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica.

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During the winter months in Commonwealth Bay, a concentrated stream of icy air known as katabatic wind is responsible for gusts of wind up to 150 mph.

7. The most active volcano in the world: Kilauea, Hawaii.

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In 1983 Kilauea erupted on the southern part of the island of Hawaii and is still active! More than 200 houses were destroyed in the eruption, but more than 220 acres of new land was also created.

8. The snowiest place on earth: Paradise, Washington.

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Don't be fooled by the name - according to the National Park Service, Paradise has an estimated maximum annual snowfall of 28.5m.

9. The flattest place in the world: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

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The Salar de Uyuni salt flat covers approximately 10,360 square kilometers and contains approximately 10 million tons of salt.

10. Most populous place in the world: Tokyo, Japan.

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In 2015, the population rose to a staggering 37.8 million people, the largest population ever recorded in a single city.

11. The safest place in the world: Tokyo, Japan.

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Despite the fact that Tokyo is the most populous city in the world, the Economist Intelligence Unit rated the city as the safest place in the world in 2015, with particularly high scores for cybersecurity.

12. The smallest island in the world: Bishop Rock, England.

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Bishop Rock is about 46 x 16 meters long and is located approximately 45 kilometers off the south-west coast of the Cornwall Peninsula in England. In the Middle Ages, criminals were abandoned and abandoned here with bread that only lasted a few days.

13. The most remote island in the world: Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena.

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The closest city is Cape Town and is nearly 2,800 kilometers away in South Africa.

14. The coldest inhabited place on earth: Oymyakon, Russia.

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Winter temperatures in Oymjakon can drop to -50 ° C. The lowest recorded temperature for the city was -71.2 ° C and was recorded in 1924.

15. The highest point in the world: Mount Everest, Sino-Nepalese border area.

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With a height of 8,848 meters, Mount Everest is the highest point in the world. The mountain was named after the Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843 - Col. Sir George Everest. Ironically, Everest pronounced its name "Eve-rest".

16. The furthest peak from the center of the earth: Chimborazo, Ecuador.

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While Mount Everest is the highest point as seen from sea level, the earth is not a perfect sphere. If we were to calculate the farthest point from the center of the earth, the winner would be Chimborazo in Ecuador.

17. The deepest place on earth: Dead Sea

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The Dead Sea is approximately 420 meters below sea level and is one of the most salty bodies of water on earth.

18. The deepest cave in the world: Krubera Cave, Abkhazia, Georgia.

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Since its initial exploration in 1956, the Krubera Cave has been mapped as 2197 meters deep and around 13 kilometers long.

19. The highest waterfall in the world: Salto Ángel, Venezuela.

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At 979 m, the Salto Ángel is the highest waterfall on earth.

20. The most expensive place in the world: Singapore.

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According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2016 study of the global cost of living, this city has held the spot for the past three years.

21. The happiest place in the world: Denmark.

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According to the United Nations' 2016 satisfaction report, Denmark is home to the happiest people.

22. Most visited city in the world: London, England.

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London surpasses Bangkok as the most visited city in the world with 18 million visitors annually from around the world.